Job Posting for Groundwork USA: Manager of Network Development and Communications

Title: Manager of Network Development and Communications

Organization: Groundwork USA

Brief Summary of Position:

The Manager of Network Development and Communications is a new position, created to serve the needs of Groundwork USA’s expanding network and programs. The successful candidate will have day-to-day responsibility for maintaining relationships with the Groundwork Trusts, federal agency partners, and external technical assistance and learning network communities. She or he will be part of a team that supports a national community of practitioners working on today’s most exciting sustainability and equity strategies. The position will be based in either Yonkers, New York (bordering New York City) or Lawrence, Massachusetts (near Boston).


  • Management of network communications and meetings, including monthly webinars, conference calls, and an annual conference.
  • External communications — ongoing improvement and development of content for the Groundwork USA website and Urban Waters Learning Network website; effective use of social media; layout of graphic materials; management of communications with external audiences.
  • Administration of contracts and grants, including budget development, reporting, and management of financial relationships with partner agencies and Groundwork Trusts.
  • Listening to and assessing the needs of Groundwork Trust staff across the nation and helping shape Groundwork USA’s capacity-building activities in response to those needs.
  • Maintenance and improvement of multiple systems for the Groundwork USA network and external learning network and technical assistance programs; creating and maintaining data and communications systems.
  • Handling logistics for Groundwork USA staff and national programs involving staff and youth from throughout the network.


  • Proficiency in Excel, other Microsoft Office programs, WordPress, Adobe Illustrator and/or other graphics programs; familiarity with or demonstrated ability to develop proficiency with programs such as Salesforce, Basecamp and Mailchimp.
  • Experience developing budgets and managing grants or contracts.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; demonstrated ability to synthesize information and present compelling stories.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team; strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated facility in working effectively with people from diverse origins and community/organizational settings.
  • Top-notch organizational skills and attention to detail; demonstrated ability to balance competing demands, work in a fast-paced non-profit environment, and meet all deadlines.
  • Familiarity with one or more areas of GWUSA’s work.
  • Some familiarity with non-profit or for-profit start-up environments and/or organizational development would be helpful but is not required.

This position requires at least 3 years of relevant professional experience; that level of experience plus a master’s degree, or 5-7 years of relevant experience, is preferred.

To apply:  Click here for more information and to apply.

Deadline: August 24, 2015.

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